Monday, October 25, 2010

Meeting Room Snafu at Idaho Public Library: "I don't care who he is!"

Link to October 23 (Twin Falls, Idaho) Times-News article, "Candidates and wedding crashers: GOP bus tour interrupts Jerome wedding party".

Excerpt: Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter wasn’t invited to stay for the cutting of the cake and garter toss, but he made an impression at a wedding reception held in the Jerome Public Library.

Otter and other Republican candidates on a pre-election bus tour arrived around 5 p.m. Wednesday for a scheduled campaign stop, and promptly left the building 10 minutes later after being ordered out by a surprised wedding guest.

The meeting room had been reserved three weeks before for the wedding of a member of Jerome’s Friends of the Library organization, and the GOP candidates and their constituents weren’t on the guest list.

Librarian Patty Metcalf said she was unaware the governor’s campaign was scheduled to stop in.

“A bus load of people showed up and just invaded the library,” Metcalf said. “It was chaotic because the library staff was not forewarned.

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